Candrakīrti

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ཟླ་བ་གྲགས་པ་
Candrakīrti(c. 570 - c. 640)

An important Madhyamaka master and commentator on the works of Nāgārjuna and Āryadeva, associated especially with what would later be known as the Prāsaṅgika branch of Madhyamaka. Very little is known about his life; according to Tibetan sources, he was from south India and a student of Kamalabuddhi. He may have been a monk of Nālandā. He wrote commentaries on Nāgārjuna’s Yuktiṣaṣṭikā and Śūnyatāsaptati as well as Āryadeva's Catuḥśataka. His two most famous and influential works, however, are his Prasannapadā (Clear Words), which is a commentary on Nāgārjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā, and his Madhyamakāvatāra (Entrance to the Middle Way). (Source: "Candrakīrti." In The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, 165. Princeton University Press, 2014. http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt46n41q.27.)

3 texts associated with this person

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Text People Deity/Cycle/Genre Total pages Folios
སློབ་དཔོན་ཟླ་བ་གྲགས་པ་ལ་བསྟོད་པ་ཀུན་དགའི་དབྱངས་སྙན།
(ཆོས་ཀྱི་བློ་གྲོས་བཀའ་འབུམ་, Vol. 2, 537-539.)
Author: 'jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse chos kyi blo gros
Associated ppl: Candrakīrti
Genre: Verses of Praise - bstod pa 3 1a1 - 2a2
དེ་བཞིན་གཤེགས་པ་ཀུན་གྱི་དགོངས་པའི་མཐིལ་མཐའ་བྲལ་དབུ་མ་ཆེན་པོ་ཐལ་འགྱུར་བའི་ངེས་གསང་ཟླ་བའི་ཞལ་ལུང་།
(ཆོས་ཀྱི་བློ་གྲོས་བཀའ་འབུམ་, Vol. 8, 593-597.)
Author: 'jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse chos kyi blo gros
Associated ppl: Candrakīrti
Genre: Madhyamaka - dbu ma 5 1a1 - 3a1
སློབ་དཔོན་ཟླ་བ་གྲགས་པས་མཛད་གསང་འདུས་མངོན་རྟོགས་འགྲེལ་བ།
(མཁྱེན་བརྩེའི་བཀའ་འབུམ་, Vol. 5, 491-492.)
Author: 'jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse'i dbang po
Cycle: dpal gsang ba 'dus pa
Genre: Commentaries - 'grel paDetailed Classification - rnam bzhag
2 212a6 - 212b4